Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 272

USCCB Chair Supports Federal Legislation to Extend Temporary Protective Status and To Give Path To Citizenship For Dreamers.  Speaking on behalf of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Bishop Joe Vásquezcontinues to advocate for a legislation benefiting immigrants. The bishop endorsed two pending bills that support hardworking individuals who have spent years of their live in the United States – Dreamers who were brought to this country as children and those who have contributed to our country after coming from countries ravaged by war or natural disasters. “We need a permanent legislative solution for those who have spent their lives contributing and living in the United States, the country they know as home.” 

ICYMI – Stations of the Cross – Rome or Atlanta. If you cannot join Pope Francis in Rome for the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, come to the urban Stations of the Cross sponsored by the Justice and Peace Ministries of the Archdiocese of Atlanta. The theme of the meditations will be human trafficking in the light of the Cross. Stations in Atlanta will begin at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception at 8:45 a.m. and end at the King Center. Get more information here.

Pope Francis has asked Consolata Sister Eugenia Bonetti, 80, a long-time advocate against trafficking, to prepare the texts for the evening service.

“A Crime against Humanity.” Speaking to a Rome conference on migration, Pope Francis characterized human trafficking a “crime against humanity” and “an unjustifiable violation of the freedom and dignity of the victims.” Read more here.